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Review: Garritan Personal Orchestra 5

Version 5 of Garrison Personal Orchestra is a major update, with more than 500 instruments that aims to put a complete symphony orchestra in your DAW. Gary Hiebner puts it to the test.

Ik Multimedia Announce Upcoming Micro Monitors and More at Messe 2016

A mastering app for desktop and iPad, an iPhone portable holder and mount, an orchestral plug-in that combines synthesis with samples, and more were on show at IK Multimedia's booth at Musikmesse.

MakeMusic Garritan Personal Orchestra 5 Now With Over 500 Instruments

MakeMusic tell us that GPO 5 is a major update to their award-winning sound library and includes additional instruments and techniques in an accessible and affordable package.

Orchestration Tips: Flute and Piccolo Realising Overtones

Interested in learning tips for orchestration and scoring, for both MIDI & "real-world"? This excerpt from Thomas Goss' book on 100 Orchestration Tips that accompanies his Ask.Audio videos is for you.

Arranging Beethoven’s Masterpieces Is More Fun Than It Sounds As This Google Musical Puzzle Proves

Thursday 17th December saw the launch of one of the best Google Doodle's in my opinion. In this interactive musical puzzle you're tasked with rearranging some Beethoven classics. A must-try.

IK Multimedia Miroslav Philharmonik 2 - The New Orchestra with Soul For Mac And PC

IK Multimedia tell us that the new Miroslav Philharmonik 2 provides a more emotionally expressive orchestral library with over 1,000 new string, brass and woodwind instruments and is easy to use.

Review: Spitfire Audio Mural Symphonic Strings Vol 3

Spitfire Audio's Symphonic Strings Vol. 1 and 2 hit all the right notes with their exploration of lesser sampled orchestral music articulations. Toby Pitman finds out if Volume 3 deserves an encore.

Spitfire Audio Announces New Incarnation of ALBION ‘legacy’ Library

Spitfire Audio tells us Albion One is everything you need to make "epic sounding, modern music." Well, it certainly is a well-recorded, usable Kontakt sample library. Watch the video below for more.

Review: Garritan Instant Orchestra

With many realistic orchestral libraries available, Garritan's Instant Orchestra aims to do what its name suggests: provide easy access to creating great sounding orchestras quickly and without fuss.

Native Instruments Introduces SYMPHONY SERIES: BRASS

Native Instruments have released two new Kontakt instruments in their new Symphony Series: Brass Solo and Brass Ensemble. Both can be purchased individually, or you can get them as a collection.

Mixing Orchestra Tips: Pre or Post Fader Send Reverb?

When mixing your next project (especially orchestral) spare a thought for your audience. Using pre-fader sends, Peter Schwartz shows how to simulate how sounds will be perceived.

Aria Sounds Announce London Symphonic Strings vol.1

We're almost a month late with this one (got lost in the noise at Musikmesse). Aria Sounds London Symphonic Strings, volume 1. It's still on sale so check it out now!

Historical Musical Instruments Re-Created Using 3D Printers

Imagine being able to bring back lost vintage instruments. NPR talk to Robert Howe and Sina Shahbazmohamadi on how X-rays and 3D printers can do just that.

MIDI Orchestras: Template or Temporary?

When it comes to building a MIDI Orchestral template (or any style in fact) in your DAW, is it worth the time & effort building a template that could end up being temporary? Peter Schwartz finds out.

UVI Orchestral Suite, Over 60 symphonic instruments For $199

UVI Orchestral Suite is a complete symphonic orchestra toolkit that delivers over 60 instruments for just $199 USD. UVI call it, "The Essential Symphonic Orchestra Collection".